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'''ScienceDirect''' is a [[website]] operated​which​by​provides the Anglo​subscription​-​[[Netherlands|Dutch]]​based publisher​access​[[Elsevier]].​to Ita waslarge launcheddatabase inofMarchscientific 1997.<ref>{{citeand web​medical​|url=http://partners​research​.​nytimes.com/library/cyber/euro/030497euro.html​|title=Building​It thehosts World'sover Largest​12​Scientific​million Databasepieces |work=[[New​of​York​content Times]]from|date=4 March 1997 |accessdate=14 March 2014 |author=Giussani, Bruno}}</ref> It is a platform for access to nearly 23,500 [[academic journal]]s and over 2634,000 [[e-books]]. <ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.sciencedirect.com/| title= ScienceDirect |accessdate=517 January​February​2015​2016 |}}</ref> <ref>{{Cite web|url = http://www.relxgroup.com/investorcentre/reports%202007/Documents/2014/relxgroup_ar_2014.pdf |title =2014 RELX Annual Reports and Financial Statements|date = |accessdate = 17 February 2016|website = RELX Group|publisher = RELX Group|last = Reller|first = Tom}}</ref>. The journals are grouped into four main sections: ''Physical Sciences and Engineering'', ''Life Sciences'', ''Health Sciences'', and ''Social Sciences and Humanities''. For most articlesArticle abstracts are freely available;, but access to thetheir full texttexts (in [[PDF]] and, for newer publications, also [[HTML]]) generally requiresrequire a subscription or [[pay-per-view]] purchase.
 
== Background ==
It is operated by the Anglo-[[Netherlands|Dutch]] publisher [[Elsevier]]. It was launched in March 1997.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://partners.nytimes.com/library/cyber/euro/030497euro.html |title=Building the World's Largest Scientific Database |work=[[New York Times]] |date=4 March 1997 |accessdate=14 March 2014 |author=Giussani, Bruno}}</ref>
 
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